Oregon Health & Science University

Research Assistant 2

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
School of Dentistry, Research
Salary Range
$31,876 - $63,981 Annually, commensurate with qualifications and experience
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The School of Dentistry shares the mission of the Oregon Health & Science University to provide educational programs, basic and clinical research, and high quality care and community programs. We strive to foster an environment of mutual respect where the free exchange of ideas can flourish. The dental school prepares graduates in general dentistry and the dental specialties to deliver compassionate and ethical oro-facial health care.

Read more about the School of Dentistry: http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/schools/school-of-dentistry

Function/Duties of Position

A position is open in the Department of Integrative Biosciences at OHSU. Working in collaboration with Senju Laboratory of Ocular Science, the Research Assistant 2 aims to identify the molecules responsible for ocular disease. The research attempts to create original ophthalmic medicines based on nucleic acid and protein structures and functions. Thus, the position performs basic research on the molecular basis for ocular diseases. 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with major courses in field of research (Biology or Microbiology) 
  • Good organizational skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn and grow
  • Excellent documentation skills
  • Ability to perform as a team member
  • Good interpersonal skills


Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 years of relevant experience
  • Gel electrophoresis work experience and analysis ability

Additional Details

Please note: Effective Oct. 18, 2021, all OHSU employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have an approved medical or religious exception. If you are hired by OHSU after Oct. 18, you will need to be fully vaccinated (or obtain an approved exception) prior to starting work, and need to provide proof of vaccination (or approved exception) within 10 days of starting work.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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